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Nifty accessory for the parched
Isn't that the Swallow rad cap used on Durant, De Vaux, Frontenac ?? Isn't that a play on words (swallow) :cocktail: .
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Last Post: Apr 11, 2019 11:16am
by Norm Toone
VIN plate on ebay
There is a ID/VIN plate on ebay right now for a 1931 Durant 6-14 that sure looks to be original. What I've noticed is that the model type and the car number look like they are cast into the plate(looks like there is some relief to them). I've never seen any plate tha...
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Last Post: Mar 24, 2019 7:13am
by Bob Smith
Star Engine Displays
I have lost my contact information for the gentlemen working on the Star engines and needing various used parts to complete some engine displays. Please contact me thru the email address on this post.
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Last Post: Mar 23, 2019 4:28pm
by Don Shilling
Star wheels
Good day all, Discovered that an old hayrack in my field was manufactured with Star parts, basing this on a Badge style 'Star' centre cap. The puzzling thing is the bolt clamp pattern. 6 centre bolts and 6 clamps. Most Star / Durant units pictured ( that I've see...
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Last Post: Mar 17, 2019 3:14pm
by Don Shilling
Not mine
Don, this ones in your neck of the woods I think? https://dallas.craigslist.org/dal/cto/d/texarkana-classic-and-rare-1928-durant/6839838872.html
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Last Post: Mar 16, 2019 7:09am
by Don Shilling
You tube video of "my Grandfathers Sold Motorcars" This man was a Durant Dealer..
Just came across this you tube video Check it out https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZP9peR-67RE
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Last Post: Mar 15, 2019 11:04am
by Carol FOgarazzo
Club member
Hello everyone, Has anyone heard from Gary Yelle recently.ive emailed him a couple times but never heard back.i know he had a lot going on,just hoping he’s ok, Dave
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Last Post: Mar 14, 2019 8:49am
by Bill Hoaglan
Pacific Coast Chapter DMAC - Shake Down Tour
Come join us for this yeas' Pacific Coast Chapter DMAC - Shake Down Tour! Meet at the Sonoma Valley Airport AKA Schellville Airport 23982 Arnold Drive, Sonoma, CA at 10:00.
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Last Post: Mar 8, 2019 4:14pm
by Rick Botti
mike b
There is a 1925 flint sedan in Eubank, Kentucky for sale for 25k or best offer. check out classiccars.com
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Last Post: Mar 2, 2019 12:05pm
by mike b
Durant coupe for sale, not mine
Here's a link to a cute little Durant three window coupe with side mounts that's on C/L in Appleton, WI. See ad for phone number. The asking price is $6,000: https://appleton.craigslist.org/cto/d/hawkins-1930-durant/6821400580.html 00Y0Y_lDmKvZSUWk2_600...
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Last Post: Mar 1, 2019 10:58am
by Norm Toone
Articles and stories about your cars, technical etc.
Hello Durantonians; Please remember that Carol our Editor is always looking for articles about your cars, restoration tips or other things of interest for the Partner. Evey issue needs content and Carol's job is to put it together not to write the content. That is...
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Last Post: Mar 1, 2019 7:18am
by carol Fogarazzo
Looking for a nice orphaned 6 cylinder from the twenties
Hoping for unrestored original roadster, touring or coupe, no sedans.
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Last Post: Feb 23, 2019 7:22pm
by Kevin
Star Dealer pictures andf article
The Feb 6th edition of the Old Motor has a front page article on a Star dealership. Bob Andersen submitted the pictures on Facebook and I submitted the post here. Rick Click link below for full story. http://theoldmotor.com/?p=174042&fbclid=IwAR1zXsKyzQ...
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Last Post: Feb 10, 2019 8:53am
by Rick Botti
Cromeen Durant 4+4 Speedster
I found some pics from Butch James of a trip we made in 2003 to visit Jeff Cromeen in Dallas. Jeff built this replica of the 1925 Durant 4+4 Speedster and entered it in the Great Race. It was built from an extended A22 frame and running gear, Star radiator and shell,...
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Last Post: Feb 7, 2019 10:38am
by Dave Schulte
Caravan of Star Cars
Interesting article featuring Star cars on http://theoldmotor.com/?p=174042 It would be neat if everyone would post in the comments with their own cars!
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Last Post: Feb 7, 2019 6:57am
by Mike Linthicum
Durant 614 at Auction Not Mine
https://bid.auctionbypearce.com/images/lot/9953/9953383_0.jpg?1549300600 Catalog Collector Car Auction(#108474) 01/22/2019 7:00 PM CST - 02/15/2019 7:00 PM CST Starts Ending 02/15/2019 7:00 PM CST Lot 38 of 59: 1930 Durant Current bid: $2,050 (13 bids...
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Last Post: Feb 5, 2019 4:29am
by Norm Toone
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Last Post: Feb 4, 2019 9:28am
by Gordon F. Curl
Star Motometer ffor 1925 Star Model F
I received an email from a gentleman in the Czech Republic that has a 1925 Star Model F two door sedan. He's looking for a motometer for it. I told him I'd see if anyone had one for sale or had a lead on one. Let me know. Mike
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Last Post: Feb 4, 2019 7:40am
by Bill Hoaglan
Frank Witkowski
Frank- I need your email. I've misplaced my directory! Hilkka Brucksch
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Last Post: Jan 31, 2019 4:38am
by Frank Witkowski
Differential Assembly for my 1928 Model 65
Well I've looked at it on my work bench long enough. It's time to tackle the job I think. I've looked at the various submissions from members on installing the new style axle seals and pinion seals and I'm still confused a bit. From what I find on the tech section...
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Last Post: Jan 31, 2019 2:49am
by S. Blomquist
Events Update
Added 2019 PCC Sprint Tour Registration Form to Events section. Rick
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Last Post: Jan 30, 2019 11:37am
by Rick Botti
Running Board bolts
Has anyone found a company for Running Board bolts? What is everybody else using? Anything out there that looks period correct?
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Last Post: Jan 25, 2019 6:33am
by Mike Linthicum
Star for sale on HCCA website not mine
1925 Star Model F-25 Sport Touring Car 1925 Star Model F-25 Sport Touring Car Click photo for MORE Photos This Model F-25 Sport Touring has a 102-inch wheelbase with a 30 hp, 152-cu.in. Continental four-cylinder L-head engine Has a three-speed transmission...
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Last Post: Jan 24, 2019 4:08pm
by Gordon F. Curl
East Coast Chapter Spring Meet, late April, early May
Looking for suggestions on where East Coast Chapter attendees would like to go for our spring meet? Cumberland, Maryland, Columbus, Ohio, Scranton, Pennsylvania, Roanoke, Virginia, St Michaels, Maryland or anywhere else for that matter. Let me know and I'll start mak...
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Last Post: Jan 22, 2019 4:10am
by S. Blomquist
I´m looking for HUB-CABS in Aluminium, with RUGBY pressed on the outer -face.
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Last Post: Jan 13, 2019 9:22am
by Thorsten
front universal joint, 1927 Star R
Had occasion to do a motor swap on my 27 Star and found that the front universal "assembly", which fits between the transmission and the clutch assembly made the job easy. by undoing the bolts in each section of the u joint, the center section can be dropped out. No...
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Last Post: Jan 11, 2019 6:34pm
by Gary
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Last Post: Jan 9, 2019 4:03pm
by Ross
So much confusion holding up decision about what to do with unidentified Durant (?) chassis
Hello everyone. I live in Adelaide South Australia. My main area of "expertise" (if you could call it that) is Jaguar cars. I'm 51 years of age and have wanted to build my own car since I was no more than 10 years old.I have unfortunately been diagnosed with brain...
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Last Post: Jan 7, 2019 10:53pm
by Mark Brown
Habve a happy and prosperous New Year
HOPE IT IS A GOOD ONE FOR ALL YOU DURANTONIANS . Should be good for me but time alone will tell. I will do my best to make it good. Hope to maybe get to a few meetings and to see some of you members ken
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Last Post: Jan 1, 2019 7:58am
by Bill Hoaglan
Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday message to all Durantonians and a very Happy and Healthy New Year.
As Christmas Day quickly approaches and things are getting busy, we're even experiencing a bit of colder weather here in Florida down to 52 degrees last night. I know, I know all of you in the Northern climates and around the world that have feet of snow feel for me...
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Last Post: Dec 23, 2018 10:28am
by D J Federlein
Beginning to sort the old corporate papers
I’ve been avoiding this for some time as there are so many hurdles to get this project under way but after getting into some of the family boxes I was hooked and couldn’t stop. I began sorting a few papers and placing all the Durant company papers in a se...
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Last Post: Dec 21, 2018 7:31pm
by Don Shilling
Wiring the coil on the W5 4 Cyl.
About ready to try starting this thing up but have a dumb question? Feel stupid but is the + terminal on the coil to go to the distributor? Lots of drawings and wiring diagrams but none show the coils + and- connections. I've got the + side of the coil hooked to the...
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Last Post: Dec 20, 2018 4:51pm
by Tom Schaffer
Sad news of the passing of long time DMAC member Bill Vigus.
I received and email today from our Editor Carol who had been contacted by Donavee Vigus that her husband Bill Vigus passed away sometime in July. No idea why we are just getting this information now, but Bill and Donavee were great members and Bill loved and cherish...
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Last Post: Dec 19, 2018 7:44pm
by Brian Johnson
Just a little over a week to send in your donation to the Durant Motors Automobile Museum Foundation
Hello Everyone; The end of the year is quickly approaching and time for everyone in the U.S. to make those last minute donations to charities to be eligible for a tax deduction. December 31, 2018 is the cut off deadline. So far the Treasurer of the museum Foundatio...
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Last Post: Dec 19, 2018 6:36am
by Mike Linthicum
Flint Continental engine
I have a 23 Flint with a continental 6E engine, loss of oil pressure and a rod knock means a rebuild is due but I'm having trouble finding any info on this engine at all, I'm hoping to order parts but can't find reference to it anywhere. Any information or leads grat...
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Last Post: Dec 8, 2018 8:41pm
by Ross
Happy Birthday Billy!
December 8, 1841 - March 18, 1947 Thankfully this group keeps his accomplishments alive!
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Last Post: Dec 8, 2018 8:31am
by Rick Botti
Ricardo Columbo please email me. THANKS! Dave
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Last Post: Dec 2, 2018 2:34pm
by Dave Schulte
A story for Norm Toone
Norm, when I bought my Durant out in Perth 3 years ago, I believe you pointed me towards an old w5 engine sitting out in Kelfords scrap yard on Scotch Line Road in Perth. At the time I looked at it and did not come to a deal with Mr. Kelford, I was not that committe...
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Last Post: Dec 2, 2018 5:40am
by Jim Cooke
1928 Locomobile
In case you missed it; A Durant era 1928 Locomobile model 8-70 sedan on ebay in the 'other makes' section. Buy it now for $34500. Looks like a very nice car. What does our resident Locomobile expert know about this car? Ross
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Last Post: Dec 1, 2018 8:43am
by Mike
I'm challenging each and every DMAC member!
Well the end of the year is approaching us quickly and for the U.S. members many of you make tax deductible donations to some of your favorite charities. I'm challenging each and every member to help support our museum effort by donating to the Durant Motors Automobi...
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Last Post: Nov 30, 2018 7:25am
by Mike Linthicum
Hi guys looking for information on the factory back rims and lock rings for a 1 ton truck, my wheels are wood spoke, don't know if the rims are the same as any other trucks of that era or if they can be found some where else,
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Last Post: Nov 26, 2018 10:11pm
by Gary West
exhaust pipe
So my 24 stars front exhaust pipe has a 1 1/2 in hole on top I have patched for now put does anyone fabricate new pipes thanks jeff
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Last Post: Nov 26, 2018 7:03am
by Mike Linthicum
Frontenac For Sale in Canada
Not mine.....Frank https://www.kijiji.ca/v-classic-cars/stratford-on/33-frontenac/1399076433?enableSearchNavigationFlag=true
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Last Post: Nov 25, 2018 7:50am
by mike
To all our U.S. members, Happy Thankgiving!
I wanted to wish all the DMAC family on this holiday of ours in the U.S. a very Happy Thanksgiving! I hope time is spent with great friends, family and those afternoon naps after eating all that food. We are blessed with good friends, family and a great car club!
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Last Post: Nov 23, 2018 8:44am
by Gordon F. Curl
I have been trying to get some info on replacement carb on forum but keep getting a message Content was blocked because it was not signed by a valid security certificate. any one I can talk to on replacing tillotson carb thanks jeff
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Last Post: Nov 21, 2018 1:20pm
by Phil Peters
California fires
Hi All, Cathy and I have been watching the news coverage on the wild fires. Just horrific destruction and loss. Hope all our Friends are safe. Cathy & Frank
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Last Post: Nov 20, 2018 9:33am
by Ken Mc Cormick
East Coast April Meet?
Just wondering if anything is being considered for the East Coast meet in April-May?
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Last Post: Nov 19, 2018 9:27am
by Don Shilling
Valuing partially completed project
I fear the time has come that I must consider selling my car. I have done a nut and bolt restoration on the cassis and now the time has come for the wood and body work and I have stalled on the project. It has been 3 years since I have touched it and now often wish...
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Last Post: Nov 13, 2018 2:58pm
by Brian Domney
THANK YOU to durant family for help
I would like to thank mike Linthicum and don shilling for the resent help on my new car well kind of ...SO after 60 years dad has passed his 1924 star touring down to me ,it has not been on the road for 5 years so we got car transported down to florida from newyork...
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Last Post: Nov 9, 2018 5:19pm
by Ken Mc Cormick
exhaust pipe to manifold
looking for some information on front pipe to manifold is there a special clamp or gasket to hold them together ? not sure if what dad has is correct thanks jeff
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Last Post: Nov 8, 2018 6:04pm
by jeff quicksell
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